FireCore has released a new version of its Apple TV supercharger – aTV Flash (black). Version 1.4 brings support for M3U and PLS playlists, TrueHD audio, EyeTV folder detection and a bunch of improvements and bug fixes. Additinally, aTV Flash (black) is now available also in Finnish, German, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, and Swedish.
aTV Flash (black) is currently only compatible with AppleTV versions 4.2 – 4.4.4. FireCore has announced that they are already working on the new version that will be compatible with recently released Apple TV software version 5.0.
Based on our past experiences and progress thus far we’re confident we can put the pieces in place to make it happen. Once an updated version is ready we’ll be rolling these changes into an aTV Flash (black) update, which will result in a universal application that is compatible with both the ATV2 and ATV3.
FireCore is also working on the new version of Seas0npass that will bring untethered jailbreak for Apple TV 5.0. But there is a lot of work to be done here, so don’t expect it soon.
What’s new in aTV Flash (black) 1.4?
- NEW: Center channel audio boost (+6dB and +12dB) for 5.0 and 5.1 audio tracks
- NEW: Finnish, German, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, and Swedish translations
- NEW: ‘4:3 Crop’ and ‘4:3 Stretch’ zoom options
- NEW: Support for M3U and PLS playlists
- NEW: EyeTV folder detection
- NEW: TrueHD audio (downmixed)
- NEW: 24-bit and 32-bit audio (downmixed)
- NEW: Enhanced downmixing for 5.1 AC3 audio (Dolby Pro Logic II)
- NEW: Support for embedded MP3 covers
- NEW: Automatic EXIF-based image rotation
- NEW: MP4s embedded subtitles
- NEW: Clock added to main menu
- IMPROVED: Poster art quality in list and grid view
- IMPROVED: Buffering logic for DVD files
- IMPROVED: Cover art fetching from Last.fm
- IMPROVED: DVD menu highlighting
- IMPROVED: Photo viewer & slideshow
- IMPROVED: Adjusted slideshow to match native Flickr style
- IMPROVED: Danish, Dutch, French, Greek, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, and Spanish translations
- IMPROVED: Minor UI improvements
- FIXED: Downmixing issues for specific audio tracks
- FIXED: Playback issues for single ISO files in a folder
- FXIED: Increased AFP login timeout to 30 sec
- FIXED: Metadata issues for files that contain ‘/’ in folder or file name
- FIXED: Operation of the photo slideshow on iOS 4.x
- FXIED: Issue with favorites removal when share password is changed
- FIXED: Incorrect navigation in grid view on iOS 4.*
- FIXED: Issue with DVD marked as watched after viewing menu
- FIXED: Rare issue with incorrect pre-playback screen layout
- FIXED: Rare crash in libdvdnav when playing DVD files
- FIXED: Rare DVD playback error
- FIXED: Rare ‘Bad URL’ error
- FIXED: Other miscellaneous bug fixes
If you’re already running a version of aTV Flash (black) the new 1.4 version can be installed through the Maintenance –> Manage Extras menu. Links for the new version can also be found in your FireCore account under the Downloads tab.
If you’re not yet using aTV Flash (black) you can get started here.
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